CFP: The Ecocritical Colonization of Postcolonialism (10/14/05; 2/24/06-2/25/06)

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Hans-Georg Erney

CFP: The Ecocritical Colonization of Postcolonialism (10/14/05;

Proposed Panel for the 15th Annual British Commonwealth & Postcolonial Studies
Conference in Savannah, Georgia, February 24-25, 2006

The Ecocritical Colonization of Postcolonialism

This panel seeks to continue the conversation between postcolonial theory and
ecocriticism. Both theoretical discussions of postcolonial ecocriticism and
case studies of ecological imperialism in postcolonial literature are welcome.

The following questions might suggest some possible lines of analysis:

- Beyond nonanthropocentrism: How can the interests of endangered
        species be reconciled with those of endangered people?
- Island ecologies: How are the special geographical conditions of islands
                reflected in their societies, ecosystems, and literatures?
- Imperial ecology: How can ecocriticism provide us with a fresh look at
        colonial literature?
- The war on tourism: What do postcolonial and nature-oriented writers
        have to say about (eco)tourism?
- Bred in captivity: How are zoos, aquaria, botanical gardens etc.
        represented in postcolonial literature?

The 15th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference will
take place on Friday and Saturday, February 24 – 25, 2006, at the Coastal
Georgia Center in Historic Downtown Savannah, Georgia. This year's keynote
speaker will be Abdulrazak Gurnah, novelist and Professor in English and
Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Kent.

For more information on the conference visit: [

Please e-mail a one-page abstract and a brief CV to Hans-Georg Erney at by October 14, 2005.

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Hans-Georg Erney
10 Ocean Avenue
Salem, Massachusetts 01970

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